This 1958 image shows NE Broadway looking west from 15th Avenue. This was two years before Lloyd Center opened nearby; it probably would have been a primary shopping area at the time.
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We’ve seen this building before, from almost the same angle. This one, taken about a year earlier, shows it without all the street construction debris we saw in the earlier photo.
This lively street scene looking north on Front towards Morrison Street features the Esmond Hotel, perhaps Portland’s grandest hotel of the time; Presidents Hayes and Grant both stayed there. It was demolished in 1908. This great image was send by VP fan Dave Kramer who acquired the mounted 29″x40″ print in Rejuvenation’s salvage/antiques section.